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Damien R. Zoubek

Damien R. Zoubek

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

New York, NY, USA

Damien R. Zoubek is a partner in Cravath’s Corporate Department.  His practice primarily encompasses mergers and acquisitions, shareholder activism defense, corporate governance and general corporate matters.  Mr. Zoubek is also a member of the Firm’s Financial Restructuring & Reorganization practice, working on mergers and acquisitions involving distressed companies and in connection with bankruptcy auctions. 

Mr. Zoubek has broad mergers and acquisitions experience spanning numerous industries.  Notable transactions include representing:

  • AmerisourceBergen in numerous transactions, including its $2.575 billion acquisition of PharMEDium and $2.5 billion acquisition of MWI Veterinary Supply
  • Atlas Air Worldwide in its long-term commercial agreements to provide air cargo services to Amazon, and its grant of rights to Amazon to acquire Atlas Air equity
  • Burlington Northern Santa Fe in its $44 billion sale to Berkshire Hathaway
  • Covance in its $6.2 billion sale to LabCorp
  • The Fresh Market in its $1.36 billion sale to affiliates of Apollo
  • IBM in several acquisition transactions, including its acquisitions of The Now Factory, StoredIQ, Emptoris, Cúram, TRIRIGA and Datacap
  • Johnson & Johnson in numerous acquisition and divestiture transactions, including its pending $30 billion acquisition of Actelion and its $19.7 billion acquisition of Synthes
  • Starwood Hotels in its $13.3 billion sale to Marriott International

Mr. Zoubek has been repeatedly recognized as a leading lawyer in mergers and acquisitions by, among others, Chambers USA, The Legal 500, IFLR1000 and Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Lawyers in America.  He was listed in Who’s Who Legal: M&A and Governance 2015.  Mr. Zoubek’s work was featured by the Financial Times in its annual FT North America Innovative Lawyers 2016 report.

Mr. Zoubek received a B.S. from Carnegie Mellon University in 1995 and a J.D. magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center in 1999, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif.  He joined Cravath in 1999 and became a partner in 2007.


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